Warriors go on rampage, rout Santa Clara 6-1

Carpinteria got a wake-up call in the 12th minute and Santa Clara paid the price.

After the Saints scored the first goal, Carpinteria’s soccer team responded by scoring six for a 6-1 Tri-Valley League romp in Oxnard on Monday.

“We came out flat,” Carpinteria coach Danny Torres said about giving up the first goal. “That goal kind of woke us up.”

Johnny Requejo got the Warriors rolling in the 20th minute, tying the score off an assist from Genaro Hurtado.

Then Ismael Soriano went to work. He scored the first of his three goals in the 39th minute to put the Warriors in the lead for good.

In the 46th minute, Soriano assisted on a goal by Omar Vasquez in the 46th minute and scored the next two on assists from Vasquez and Adam Ughoc.

Soriano leads the team and the Tri-Valley League with 16 goals.

Eduardo Mejia finished the scoring off an assist from Sergio Ortego.

“After we work up, we played really well,” Torres said. “(Santa Clara) was just defending.  They had 10 guys back.”

Torres praised the play of Christian Arambula, a sophomore called up from the junior varsity team who played on the back line.

“He played really well in the back. It was his first varsity game. He seemed like he’d been playing varsity the whole year.”

First-place Carpinteria (12-3-2, 6-2) has two key games this week, playing at 5-3 Fillmore on Wednesday and hosting co-leader Oak Park (6-3) on Friday.